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Q1 Plans Chapter 7 Page 7-1


The fuselage bulkheads that you will be making in this section are as follows:

  1. Seatback Bulkhead
  2. Fuel Tank
  3. FS89 Bulkhead
  4. FS110 Bulkhead
  5. FS153.7 Bulkhead

All of these bulkheads are cut from the orange foam.

The following sheets detail the preparation and glassing of these 5 bulkheads.

The Fuel Tank and Seatback Bulkhead require that the foam be bent before it is glassed. To do this use a heat gun or a high wattage hair dryer in the following manner:

  1. Hold the heat gun approximately 6” from the foam and pass it back and forth along the bend line. Be careful not to “scorch” the foam by getting the gun too close or by concentrating the gun for too long in one area.
  2. As the foam warms up, it will bend easily to the desired shape. Using a l”O.D. tube along the bend line may facilitate the process.
  3. When the foam has been bent to the desired shape, allow it to cool for 30 seconds in that position. It will then hold its new shape.

You probably will want to experiment on small scrap pieces first before tackling the two heat-formed bulkheads. Also, if your hair dryer doesnt put out sufficient heat for the job, you may find that a portable electric heater can be used to warm the foam so that the hair dryer can provide sufficient extra heat for bending.

Details for making the side console pieces are also included in this section.

Quickie FS110 and FS153.7